Snorkeling In Maldives: Your Ultimate Guide To Explore The World Under Water In 2021
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When you visit the Maldives, you simply must experience one of its most popular activities – snorkeling. With about 2500 reefs, it is the ultimate destination for people who love underwater adventures. Of these 2500 or so reefs, nearly 900 are house reefs. Needless to say, there is nothing like snorkeling in Maldives. You can explore crystal clear, blue waters and have an unforgettable time by snorkeling at Maldives and enjoying a myriad of other attractions that it has to offer.
Are you looking for the best experience of snorkeling at Maldives? Some of the best places in Maldives where you can indulge in snorkeling include the following. Also indicated alongside are the cost of snorkeling here and the best time.
Banana Reef - Kuda Kalhi
HP Reef - Malé Atoll
Manta Point - Lankanfinolhu Island <br>
Banana Reef - Kuda Kalhi
It derives its name from its legit banana shape and is home to the most exquisite species of marine beings. The reef provides a habitat to beautiful fish, corals, and marine life that you will be delighted to swim with. Some of the prominent species you can spot here include the Palette Surgeonfish (Finding Nemo’s “Dory”), while other species include bannerfish, rays, black snapper fish, sharks, barracudas, giant squirrelfish, oriental sweetlips, soldierfish, as well as grub fish.
HP Reef – Malé Atoll
In the local Maldivian language this place is called “Girifushi Thila”. The HP Reef is famed for housing the most brilliant and diverse array of small reef fish as well as large pelagic species including grey reef sharks, eagle rays, tuna, and barracudas. In addition to the fish and other underwater creatures, your mind will be blown by the vivid colors of the soft corals here, the one thing that has given this reef its name of the ‘Rainbow Reef’.
Manta point – Lankanfinolhu Island
This reef is a must for snorkelers seeking an unusual yet adventurous experience underwater along with an exposure to the innocent and huge Manta Rays! You will need to stay extremely calm if you want to be able to observe these gentle being at a close range. If you’re lucky, you may even have a ray swim up to you to say “Hello”! The reef also goes by the name of Emas Thila and is about a kilometre in length where mantas gather. Other species you can spot here include masked bannerfish, squirrel fish, spangled emperor fish, napoleons, and sharks.
Maldives has many beautiful islands for visitors to explore and enjoy, Each has its own charm and offers a vast array of fun and exciting things to see and do. It is difficult to name one island for the best Maldives snorkeling experience as there are more than just a few. You will find a number of small private islands with enchanting luxury resorts that offer more than just comfortable accommodation.
Some of the best Maldives resorts for snorkeling include Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru (North Male Atoll), Constance Moofushi (South Ari Atoll), W Maldives (North Ari Atoll), and Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort (Gaafu Alifu Atoll), just to name a few. There are a few places for snorkeling in maldives for beginners too where they can experience the joy of being underwater.